Congressional Hearing On Enforcing The Constitutional Requirement That Only Congress Can Authorize War


C-SPAN has a complete recording of the hearing called by Senator Rand Paul.

War Powers and Federal Spending A Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee held a hearing on war powers granted by the Constitution and whether a new Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) is needed for current U.S. military engagements. Attorneys and legal experts from across the political spectrum, including Fox News Channel analyst and former judge Andrew Napolitano, testified about Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution, which grants Congress the power to declare war, and put forward several examples from history, including 2001’s AUMF in which Congress gradually forfeited its war powers to the executive Branch.

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